May 6-12, 2022


National Nurses Week honors nurses everywhere during the week of May 6 to May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. National Nurses Week encourages organizations across the country to celebrate the dedication, Commitment, and outstanding contributions nurses make to healthcare every day. Whether they provide care on the frontlines of battle or in an operating room, clinic, or nursing home, they have been professionally trained to provide excellent care.

In the United States, over 200,000 nurses provide care in a variety of settings. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), 3.8 million nurses are registered nurses (RNs), making it the largest as well as the fasted growing medical profession.

While many RNs work in hospitals and clinics, they also specialize in areas such as pediatrics, occupational health, neuroscience, ICU, and case management.

To celebrate National Nurses Week and recognize excellent care from the nurses who provide it, whether they care for you or a loved one, be sure to tell them. Then, consider taking it a step further and telling their supervisor. And if you know a nurse, let them know how much you appreciate what they do by giving them a shout out on your favorite social media platform—and be sure to use #NationalNursesWeek.

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